U.K. Foreign Secretary: EU Talks Will Go to the Wire

TODAY: Feb. 14, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 14, 2016

By Nicholas Winning LONDON--Negotiations on the U.K.'s demands for changes to its relationship with the European Union are likely to go to the wire and some issues won't be decided until the bloc's leaders meet at a summit in Brussels ...

Situation in Eastern Ukraine at Worst Point in Months

TODAY: Feb. 14, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 14, 2016

By Laurence Norman MUNICH--The head of the international group overseeing the cease-fire deal in eastern Ukraine said the situation in the region is at its worst point since last September's lull in fighting, and warned it may take months for ...

Thousands to Protest in Brussels Against China Steel Trading

TODAY: Feb. 14, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 14, 2016

By Viktoria Dendrinou BRUSSELS--Representatives from Europe's struggling steel industry will take to the streets of Brussels on Monday in an attempt to stop the European Union from granting market-economy status to China later this year, a move that would make ...

How Australia Is Surviving the Commodities Rout

TODAY: Feb. 14, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 14, 2016

By James Glynn SYDNEY--As evidence mounts that Australia's economy is slowing, one surprising consensus is emerging: It isn't nearly as bad as it should be. Other big resource exporters such as Brazil and Canada have been slammed far worse over ...

World Trade Center Station Embodies Resolve

TODAY: Feb. 14, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 13, 2016

By Andrew Tangel and Keiko Morris Commuters dashing through a new World Trade Center train station will soon be treated to a grand view if they look skyward. Long delayed and about $2 billion over budget, the centerpiece of a ...

Brazil's President Limits Spending Ahead of Budget Cuts

TODAY: Feb. 14, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 13, 2016

By Paulo Trevisani BRASÍLIA----Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff late Friday issued a decree ordering the administration to reduce spending until her cabinet decides on deeper budget cuts. The decree limits total spending to 146.6 billion Brazilian reais (about $36.6 billion) until ...

Atlantic City's Financial Problems Widen

TODAY: Feb. 14, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 13, 2016

By Kate King Atlantic City slid closer to insolvency this week when its largest casino declined to pay its February property-tax bill, raising the stakes for New Jersey lawmakers who are crafting a bill that would allow a state takeover ...

Brazil's President Limits Spending Ahead of Budget Cuts -- Update

TODAY: Feb. 14, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 13, 2016

By Paulo Trevisani BRASÍLIA----Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff late Friday issued a decree ordering the administration to reduce spending until her cabinet decides on deeper budget cuts. The decree limits total spending to 146.6 billion Brazilian reais (about $36.6 billion) until ...

Visa Details Square Stake

TODAY: Feb. 14, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 13, 2016

(FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 2/13/16) By Telis Demos and Chelsey Dulaney Square Inc. shares rallied Friday after Visa Inc. revealed the size of its investment in the mobile-payments startup subsequent to Square's initial public offering. Square, founded and run ...

Consumers Power Past Headwinds -- 3rd Update

TODAY: Feb. 14, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 13, 2016

By Harriet Torry, Mike Cherney and Min Zeng U.S. consumers showed signs of strength in January, taking advantage of low oil prices to increase their spending and offering a welcome counterpoint to the gloom that has gripped investors and roiled ...

Chinese Factories Head to Higher-Tech Markets to Survive

TODAY: Feb. 14, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 13, 2016

By Gillian Wong SHENZHEN, China--As global investors fret over the health of China's stuttering economy, some battered manufacturers in the industrial south are pinning their hopes on moving up the technology ladder. Inside the factory of struggling electronics maker Shenzhen ...

Consumer-Focused Companies' Bonds Buck Drop by Their Stocks

TODAY: Feb. 14, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 13, 2016

By Mike Cherney The sharp drop this year in consumer-focused stocks is feeding fears of a recession, but those companies' bonds are sending a more upbeat signal. Bonds from companies such as retailers and restaurants, which are most closely tied ...

Deutsche To Buy Back Some Debt

TODAY: Feb. 14, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 13, 2016

(FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 2/13/16) By Jenny Strasburg and Christopher Whittall Deutsche Bank AG said it would buy back $5.4 billion of its debt, a move designed to bolster investor confidence in the German lender's finances and in the ...

Dealers Tell Auto Makers: Send Trucks and SUVs, Not Cars

TODAY: Feb. 14, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 12, 2016

By Jeff Bennett and Christina Rogers U.S. new-car dealers are telling auto makers to limit production of passenger cars in the face of overwhelming demand for trucks and sport-utility vehicles that is forcing them to offer deep discounts on small ...

Money Is Getting Tighter Faster Than Fed Intended

TODAY: Feb. 14, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 12, 2016

By Ben Eisen Monetary-policy makers are coming to the grim conclusion that financial markets aren't letting them tighten financial conditions gradually. The problem: The rise of the dollar over the past year and the swift retreat from risk in 2016 ...

Asian Shares Set for Early Losses

TODAY: Feb. 14, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 12, 2016

By Robb M. Stewart MELBOURNE, Australia--Stocks across Asia look set for another volatile day Friday, heading for a negative open as they track further weakness on Wall Street and in Europe as investors flee for safer investments. Still, early weakness ...

CFPB Rules to Rein In Payday Lenders Won't Cap Rates, Official Says

TODAY: Feb. 14, 2016 PUB DATE: Feb. 12, 2016

WASHINGTON?New federal rules for high-interest payday loans won't cap interest rates, a top official of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau told lawmakers Thursday. "We will not establish a usury cap and interest-rate limits on these or any other lending product," ...